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Asian Para Games: Shot Putter Mokhtari Earns Gold

10 Oct 2018, 20:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Alireza Mokhtari Hamami from Iran earned a gold medal at the Men's Shot Put F53 of the 2018 Asian Para Games on Wednesday.

Mokhtari won the gold with a throw of 8.73m as well as setting an Asian record.

Iranian thrower Asadollah Azimi snatched a silver with 8.35.

The bronze medal went to Iraqi Alaa Abdulsalam with 7.46m.

About 3,000 athletes with disabilities from a record 43 countries and territories are taking part in the games that opened in the Indonesian capital on Saturday.

The Asian Para Games will run through October 13.

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